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Swansea City 1
Saturday 18th September 2004
Football League 'League Two'
Charlie Wanderers' brief spell at the top of the table ended as Swansea City took all three points from their visit to Adams Park. The visitors, without the injured Lee Trundle, scored the only goal of the game in the 13th minute when a free-kick from Andy Gurney was spilled by Frank Talia on the wet surface and Andy Robinson was first to the loose ball to convert. The closest Wycombe came to an equaliser arrived in the 66th minute when Clint Easton's ball from the right was headed against his own crossbar by Andy Gurney. The game saw the Wycombe debut of Charlie Comyn-Platt after his loan deal from Bolton Wanderers was finalised before the 12 noon deadline. The 18 year old played in the left back position with Roger Johnson moving into the centre in place of the injured Mike Williamson. Gus Uhlenbeek dropped to the bench to accomodate the Bolton younsgter, while up front Ian Stonebridge was 'rested' in favour of Reading loanee Bas Savage.
Wanderers will look back on the game as one where they had the majority of possession but failed in the final execution in front of goal. However, the visitors always looked the more likely to score during their assaults on the Wycombe goal. Frank Talia had already pulled off a full length diving save before Robinson gave the visitors the lead. Once in front, Swansea were happy to let Wycombe come at them but French 'keeper Willy Gueret was heavily protected by his well organised defence. Wanderers best chance of a response came on 18 minutes when Danny Senda's first time effort from 8 yards brought claims for handball as the ball was blocked on its path to goal by the Swansea defence.
Wanderers were nearly caught out with a sucker punch three minutes before the interval when Gurney gave Roger Johnson the slip down their right wing before the former Swindon Town striker angled a shot wide of Talia's far post.
Half-time Wycombe 0 Swansea 1
Nathan Tyson, who played on loan at Swansea as a 19 year old in 2001, was kept under close attention by his former club for the majority of the game but he still looked Wycombe's most likely savour and almost levelled matter when he glanced a header inches over nine minutes after the restart.
In an attempt to unlock the mean Swansea defence, Tony Adams made a double substitution just before the hour mark with Uhlenbeek replacing Comyn-Platt and Stonebridge exchanged for Savage. Stonebridge was nearly on the scoresheet within a minute when he picked up Roger Johnson's header from midfield but put his shot on the run just wide of the right-hand upright.
Gurney nearly did Wycombe a favour when he headed towards his own goal but the cross bar came to his rescue. As the game drew to a close Wycombe pushed more bodies up front in search of equaliser but after Nathan Tyson's overhead kick had gone straight into the 'keepers arms and Stuart Nethercott had headed wide from a good position, both in stoppage time, it was clear it was not going to Wycombe's day.
Final Score - Wycombe 0 Swansea City 1
Speaking in the press conference after the game, Tony Adams praised the opponents, commenting "All credit to Swansea today, I thought they were strong and solid, very resilient and they made it very difficult. When you give a team a lead like that, it becomes even more difficult to get back into the game. A lot of teams come here with a game plan to do a job on us and obviously we're there to be shot at at the moment." The visitors came to Adams Park having not conceded for four consecutive League games but Wanderers came close to ending that run, Tony Adams adding "We could have had a penalty and we've hit the bar but we didn't really open them up which is always a concern. I thought the performance was as good as at Southend where we came away with a 2-1 win."
Wycombe: Talia, Silk, Comyn-Platt (sub 58 Uhlenbeek), Nethercott, Johnson, Easton, Ryan, Senda, Birchall, Tyson, Savage (sub 58 Stonebridge) - subs not used: Dixon, Fox, Williams
Bookings: none
Scorers: none
Swansea: Gueret, Ricketts, Monk, Austin, Gurney, Britton, Martinez, O'Leary, Forbes, Robinson (sub 81 Maylett), Connor (sub 57 Nugent) - subs not Used: Murphy, Tate, Corbisierso
Bookings: Rickets (foul 66)
Scorers: Robinson (13)
Referee: P Walton Attendance: 5,247 (away 685)
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